Just ended up 1st in the single speed USAC marathon category at the Dust Devil race in Phoenix AZ http://www.dcbadventures.com/ . The 1st place finish isn’t huge since I was the only one in my class so I raced against myself and somehow all the other single speeders ended up in the geared class. However, overall I ended up beating all the geared Cat 1 marathon racers except one which got my by about 4 minutes so I was happy about that. The race was 40 miles long and my finish time was right at 3 hours.
Since it was cold and snowy in Colorado I had headed down to Phoenix to do some riding over Thanksgiving. I was out doing a 30 mile ride and I noticed there was a race there the next day. So in the morning I waited till it got light out and road 8 miles over to the race venue since my wife needed our only vehicle for the day. After the race and awards I rode the 8 miles back with my swag.
Also, I decided to apply for the USAC pro license upgrade for Endurance/XC mountain biking after the Moab finish and just got notification that they approved it. I don’t see how this actually changes anything I’ve been doing since I have already been racing in the highest level categories at the races but it seemed like a cool thing to have.